The 606 is an innovative project on Chicago's Northwest side that will transform nearly three miles of unused rail line into the elevated Bloomingdale Trail, which will be linked to five ground-level neighborhood parks.
At the Betsy Ross Elementary School, in the South Side Woodlawn neighborhood, officials had assembled all but a single lot for a new park, when they called on TPL for help with the complex final transaction.
At the request of the city of Chicago, TPL optioned a former rail yard to expand tiny Senka Park in this predominantly blue-collar neighborhood on southwest Chicago and transferred it to the park service over three years.
Nearly 40 years after Chinatown's only public park was demolished to make way for the Dan Ryan Expressway, the South Side neighborhood celebrated the dedication of Ping Tom Memorial Park, a new five-acre jewel on the Chicago River.
Working from more than 30 offices nationwide, The Trust for Public Land offers a range of services to meet the conservation needs of the 21st century. We help communities raise funds, conduct research and planning, acquire and protect land, and design and renovate parks, playgrounds, trails, and gardens.